Katelyn Michaels plans on hating every moment of her visit to Mont Saint Michel with her father’s new French wife. Once there, she is confused when she experiences sensations of déjà vu as she and her younger brother explore the medieval village and abbey. She is even more disturbed when she is confronted by two unusual young men, one who insists she has a sacred mission, and the other who will stop at nothing, even murder, to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.When the oddly-dressed but alluring Nicolas slips Katelyn a strange medallion, she is whisked back through time where her Watchmen hosts tell her she is the only hope to save Mont Saint Michel. Even worse, she learns that those trying to destroy the mount are led by a fallen angel intent on learning the mount's closely-guarded secret.Katelyn is torn by feelings of anger at being taken back in time, inadequacy at finding a modern solution for a medieval problem, and responsibility for the mount’s starving inhabitants. She is also perturbed by her surprising attraction to the ill-tempered Nicolas. Will she stay to learn why she was chosen by the Archangel Michael and find a way to save his mount?
feature and follow friday Friday, April 17, 2015
waiting on wednesday Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Six of Crows
The Dregs #1
Expected publication: October 6, 2015
Genre: YA Fantasy
Game of Thrones meets Ocean's Eleven in this brand-book in the world of the Grisha by New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.
book review Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
Based on the wildly popular YouTube channel, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl has been described as “Gilmore Girls meets Paranormal Activity for the new media age.” YA fans new and old will learn the secrets behind Sunshine—the adorkable girl living in a haunted house—a story that is much bigger, and runs much deeper, than even the most devoted viewer can imagine…
When The Haunting of Sunshine Girl came across my radar, I dismissed it at first but the cover of floating girl remained with me. It wasn’t a few days later when I saw it featured on another blog that I finally decided to read the synopsis. It intrigued me. I saw that it was based on a web series in Youtube and decided to check the videos.
It began in 2010 with xx number of episodes. Crap. So much catching up to do, I might as well request in on NetGalley.
It wasn’t as creeptastic as I assumed it would be given the synopsis and that gorgeous, gorgeous cover. It didn’t feel eerie or scary enough to make me want keep the lights on when I go to sleep. The town of Ridgemont, Washington with its tall Douglas Firs, cloud cover, foggy atmosphere and the cold provided much of the creepy factor but the setting is only half the work. The haunting should carry much of the weight.
The story was saved by Sunshine’s own voice in the narration. A credit to the writers. She had this way of simply telling her tale, without flounces and flourishes, and engaging the reader to follow her story closely.
And this what I’ll be reading the sequel for.
Welcome to The Blast Blog Tour!
Many wonder how they would handle an apocalyptic situation. For the characters in Sarah Perlmutter's novel The Blast, they don't need to wonder anymore. Each of them handles the end of the world differently. Which character would you be most like in an apocalypse? Which character from The Blast are you?
When the author took this quiz, she got Isabella, Beatrice’s Mom. Who are you?
Publication Date: December 15, 2014
Genre: YA Post Apocalypse
After a series of blasts force Beatrice Hicks and her family into their prepper bunker, they emerge to discover they are among the survivors of a nuclear apocalypse. Fighting against rogue groups and coping with deaths are just some of the adjustments Beatrice must make to survive, but how will she maintain her humanity after the blast?
Praise for THE BLAST
“This is the most impressive and heartfelt apocalypse story I’ve ever read in my life!”
“A real tour de force… [It’s] refreshing to have a YA book which focuses on the important things in a person’s life – family, love and death.”
“What a beautiful story. A wonderful look at the human ability to survive, rebuild, and grow through survival.”
“One of the best post-apocalypse stories I have read.”
“This book easily stacks up against my favourites and has an originality that many books seem to lack these days. [The] writing style is impeccable and this book is utterly breathtaking!”
Sarah Perlmutter is the Wattpad featured author of THE BLAST, a young adult post-apocalypse novel.
Outside of the young adult genre, Sarah has published poems and flash fiction through Mash Stories, Millennial Garbage, the Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation, and the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project.
When she is not writing, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and cat, cooking food that is far too spicy, making arts and crafts, and teaching high school English.
For more information about Sarah and her writing, check out her website.